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The USDOL has removed the infamous "20% Rule" from its Field Operations Handbook, but employers should be mindful of its disjointed approach to revisions across and within agency materials.

State reimbursement laws, most recently in Illinois, add another layer to the already confusing subject of reimbursing business expenses under the FLSA and other wage-related laws.

Here is a handy list of facts to gather before tackling FLSA inclement weather questions.

This week USDOL increased the civil money penalties it can impose for certain FLSA violations.

USDOL reportedly is submitting a proposed rule for review by the federal Office of Management and Budget.  Publication on target for first quarter.

In addition to the minimum wage increase, Massachusetts employers must comply with two less flashy, but more administratively burdensome, changes.

Despite most of the government being occupied with the "shutdown" dilemma, the unaffected USDOL has remained busy and gifted us with two opinion letters today.

Here is a handy summary of the minimum wage increases applicable to most employers in the coming year.

Strategic maneuvering to avoid attorney’s fee award in FLSA collective action.

USDOL has finally clarified the so-called “20% Rule” limiting the use of the FLSA tip credit even with respect to individuals qualifying as “tipped employees”, and revised the Field Operations Handbook accordingly.

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